Micron preps 256GB solid-state drive

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  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10005541-64.html

    Put one of these in your MacBook! Or maybe in a Mini? :eek:
     
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    :eek:

    :D
     
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    That's still the price of an 85 GB SSD drive.......Which is still like $950....

    I could almost get an ENTIRE MACBOOK for that price.
     
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    Prices will continue to drop....

    Better deal than the first hard drive I ever bought - 52 Megs for $249... :eek:
     
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    I would never pay 1/3 of the price to get 1/10 of the product life.
     
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    A very good point.

     
  9. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    :confused:

    So SSD is INFERIOR to Hard Disks? :eek:

    Someone better tell the MacBook Air and iPod Touch product groups... :eek:
     
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    No MLC SSDs (fore mentioned product) which is rated for 10,000 read/write cycles may cost 1/3 of the price of SLC SSDs (current expensive products), but SLC is rated for 100,000 read/write cycles. This amounts to around 20 years for MLC and 200 years for SLC for regular use; For aggressive use you can expect a tenth of those lives!
     
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    What kind of RPM would a HDD need to be equivalent to the read and write speed of a SSD?
     

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